ASIPP Annual Meeting a Tremendous Success
A record crowd, a fantastic venue and amazing keynote speakers made the 19th annual meeting held last week in Las Vegas the best ever for ASIPP. From early registration on Wednesday to the final session on IPM Survival Strategies on Saturday, the meeting lauded high praise from nearly every member who attended. Final attendance reached nearly 1,100 – our best crowd to date.
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Francis Riegler, MD received the gavel as the new president of ASIPP from Dr. Aaron Calodney. Kicking off keynote speeches, Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti announced the Raj-Racz Distinguished Lecture Series. Keynote speakers were Dr. Abraham Verghese of Stanford University School of Medicine and Dr. Richard North who is president of Neuromodulation Foundation.
Other keynote speakers on Thursday were Dr. Phillippe Hernigou who is chief of orthopedic surgery at Henri Mondor Hospital in Paris, France; and Dr. Joshua Hirsch of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Breakout sessions on Thursday included; Regenerative Medicine, Resident/fellow Session, Emerging Concepts in IPM, Abstract Session and Survival of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for IPM Session. Thursday evening was capped off with a meet and greet with our Vendors in the Exhibitor Hall.
On Friday, Dr. Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates and Dr. Robert Wachter of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine were the featured speakers for the Manchikanti Distinguished Lecture. Other keynote speakers on Friday included Dr. Manchikanti and Dr. Andrea Trescot.
Afternoon breakout sessions included: Compliance Billing, and Coding, Responsible Controlled Substance Prescribing, Current and Future Concepts in IPM, and Endoscopic Decompression. The day ended with a big win for ASIPP Members with an extremely successful fundraiser for Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Saturday featured the Honorable Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani as keynote speaker. He was followed by Congressman Ed Whitfield and then Dr. Nathan Miller who gave members an updated on the ASIPP QCDR Registry for MIPS. The afternoon sessions featured Dr. Riegler, Dr. Vikram Patel, Tim Coan, Dr. Nilesh Patel, Dr. Sudhir Diwan, Dr. Vicki Myckowaik and Dr. Michael Seahar.
Congratulations to our new board:
President: Francis Riegler, MD
Immediate Past President: Aaron Calodney, MD
President-Elect: Hans Hansen, MD
First Executive Vice-President of Regional Affairs [Emissary to the State Societies] (new): Sudhir Diwan, MD
First Executive Vice-President: Frank Falco, MD
Second Executive Vice-President: Harold Cordner, MD
Secretary: Bradley Wargo, DO
Treasurer: Standiford Helm, MD
Vice-President of Strategic Planning: Sanjay Bakshi, MD
Vice-President of Strategic Alliances (new): Sukdeb Datta, MD
Directors Emeritus: Ramsin Benyamin, MD, Peter Staats, MD
Academic Directors: Salahadin Abdi, MD, Christopher Gharibo, MD, Jay Grider, MD, Joshua Hirsch, MD
Young Physician Directors: Steve Aydin, DO, Kaylea Boutwell, MD, George Chang Chien, DO , Devi Nampiaparimpil, MD, Amol Soin, MD
Directors at Large: Sheri Albers, DO, Scott Glaser, MD , Dharam Mann, MD, Annu Navani, MD, Sanford Silverman, MD , Deborah Tracy, MD
Resident / Fellow: Michael Lubrano, MD
ABIPP Board of Directors:
Executive Director: Mark V. Boswell, MD, PhD
Treasurer/Secretary: Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD
Ramsin Benyamin, MD
Sudhir Diwan, MD
Bradley W. Wargo, DO
Francis Riegler, MD
Sheri Albers, DO
Standiford Helm II, MD
Hans C. Hansen, MD
Frank J.E. Falco, MD
Allan T. Parr, MD
Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD
Sukdeb Datta, MD
It’s not too early to make plans to attend the 20th annual meeting March 15 to 17th, 2018 in Orlando, FL